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  • The resorts in Ranikhet are the best place to rest and recharge your batteries if you are fed up with your monotonous life and sick of the jarring, snaring, and choking metro life. Ranikhet resorts located on the hill station of this Queens Land, 6000 ft above the sea level, allures the aesthetes, animal lovers, and religious devotees & spiritualists with its habitat.

    The entrancing spectacle of the Mighty snow-capped Himalayan peaks, the vast expanse of pine, cedar and oak forests and verdant meadows, the fascinating wildlife, and the salubrious air leave a trail of nostalgic memories in minds of the guests. 
    The exotic local and international cuisines, the adventurous outdoor games, the warm camaraderie of the local people entice tourists to visit the resorts again.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Ranikhet:

  • 01Vimoksha Resorts

    Vimoksha Resorts
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    Vimoksha Resorts, one of the mid-segment resorts in Ranikhet, is located in the alluring Kumaon Himalaya ranges, in the sleepy village of Majikhali, approx. 6000 ft. from the sea level. Surrounded by the matchless Himalayan Mountains, green meadows, and the sky touching pine trees, the 18 independent cottages perched on the slopes offer an incredible experience.

    The multi-cuisine restaurant dishes out tasty Indian / Continental breakfast, sumptuous lunch, and authentic local Kumaoni supper that surfeits the visitors’ stomach.

    Location: Vimoksha Valley I, Vill, Digoti, Majkhali, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

    Amenities & Activities: Sightseeing around Ranikhet. A visit to ancient Kalika Temple, the mythical Jhula Devi temple, Chaubatia Orchids and the War Museum. Golf, rock climbing, rappelling, valley crossing (zip line), mountain biking, Jungle walks or village detours.

    Price:
    Rs. 3500 onwards.

  • 02Tag Resorts Queens Meadows Ranikhet

    Tag Resorts Queens Meadows Ranikhet
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    About the resort: Tag resort Queens Meadow situated in 10-acre land is known for its warm hospitality, endearing service, and a strong conviction in community life and ecological balance. Built from the refurbished stone and wood of a ramshackle colonial building, the resort is constructed to seamlessly blend with the existing landscape and preserve the fragile ecosystem.

    The resort houses 15-canopied tents of different categories to cater to guests taste and budget. Visitors are treated to a mind-blowing experience of outdoor dining that satiates the stomach and the mind as well. The in-house follows the custom-built menu, which includes visitors’ desired cuisines.

    Location: Village- Badhan, Chiliyanaula, Near Haida Khan Temple, Ranikhet- 263 645

    Amenities & Activities: Wi-fi,  and paid activities like village walks, golf, rock climbing, rappelling, paragliding, camping, trekking, etc.

    Price: Rs 8000/- onwards.

  • 03Woodsvilla Resort

    Woodsvilla Resort

    Woodsvilla, one of the premium resorts in Ranikhet3, is set in the backdrop of scintillating snow-covered peaks of the Himalayas, expansive coniferous forests and lush green meadows. Visitors will feel awe-struck at the unparalleled beauty of the region and treasure each moment.

    The resort’s 90 well-furnished rooms of various types offer a great choice to the guests. 
    Cloud9, the in-house restaurant serves delicious Indian, Italian, Chinese, Continental, and local Kumaoni cuisines that gratify the palate and outdoor dining is also entertained.

    Location:
     Majkhali, Ranikhet-263652 (Uttaranchal)

    Amenities & Activities:
    Conference Hall, Banquets, Doctor on call etc. Rock-climbing, Rappelling, Traversing, River-crossing, Trekking, and indoor games such as Pool Table, Table Tennis, Chess etc

    Price:
    Rs. 2250 onwards.

  • 04The Xanadu Resort

    The Xanadu Resort
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    The Xanadu resort, a picturesque Ranikhet resort offers a 180-degree view of the breath-taking Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Panchachuli. Xanadu fondly referred to as “home away from home” by its customers, houses 21 choicest well-equipped rooms that offer more than comfort and contentment.

    Maddy’s kitchen, the multi-cuisine restaurant doubles up the holiday experience of the guests by serving mouth-watering, lip-smacking delicacies. The varieties of dishes surfeit the foodies, indeed!

    Location:
    Village Talli Riyuni, Post Office: Majkhali Via Ranikhet, District Almora, Uttrakhand, India

    Amenities & Activities:
    Conference & Banquet Hall, Round the clock hot & cold water, Laundry, and Dry cleaning service, Valet parking, Doctor on call, Satellite TV. Guided Meditation, Rock-climbing, Trekking, Bird watching, are some of the paid activities offered by this resort.

    Price:
    Rs 3500 onwards.

  • 05Essence of Nature Resort

    Essence of Nature Resort
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    Essence of Nature, one of the premium resorts in Ranikhet, situated amidst the lush green oak trees, is known for genuine hospitality and providing cozy comforts. The unparalleled scenic beauty of the Himalayas, the rich flora, and fauna, and the entrancing play of sunlight on the snow-clad peaks rejuvenate the listless body and stressed mind.

    The 36-acre expanse resort houses capacious cottages of varied style and comforts that reward guests with once-in-lifetime experience. 
    The visitors are taken on a trip of culinary delights by the in-house chefs, who dish out finest cuisine made using locally produced organic vegetables and dairy products.

    Location: Midway Corbett - Ranikhet, Near Maa Bhona Devi Temple, Ghatti - Basot Road, Village Micholi,  Uttarakhand

    Amenities & Activities: Convention center, Banquet halls, satellite TV, Wi-fi etc. Activities include parasailing, mountain biking, rappelling, flying fox, river rafting etc.

    Price: Rs. 16,000/- onwards

  • 06Snow View Resort

    Snow View Resort

    Enwrapped by the lush green vegetation, the Snow View Resorts, gifts its guests’, tranquility and solitude, which they miss in the hustle and bustle of their mundane life. The unpolluted air heals the body while incomparable scenic beauty of Himalayas enlivens the mind. Snow view resort, one of the few resorts in Ranikhet6 with its colonial aura, houses 8 valley view rooms that suit guest’s tastes and preferences.

    The all-day dining section serves a wide range of Indian dishes that may satiate a gourmet’s hunger but not his appetite. The visitors can get to taste Chinese and Continental dishes on order.

    Location: Village Chaukuni, Dwarahat Road, Ranikhet, Distt. Almora, Uttarakhand - 263648

    Amenities & Activities:
    Exclusive sit out for each room, a terraced garden, Satellite TV, etc. Natural walks and Sightseeing are the activities.

    Price:
    Rs. 3550

  • 07Mayank Resort

    Mayank Resort
    Image Credit : hotelmayankdwarahat.com

    Mayank resort is a family-owned resort located in the village of Dwarahat, known for its ancient temples. Genuine hospitality, endearing service, and personalized care coupled with breath-taking beauty of Mighty Himalayas, verdant forests, tranquil ambiance, and an air of spirituality add charm to this resort.

    The 32 large rooms with polished interior decoration and contemporary facilities welcome the guests for a memorable stay. 
    The guests are taken on a gastronomic tour of their choice that whets their appetite and satiates the stomach.

    Location: Dunagiri Road, Dwarahat, Almora District, Uttarakhand

    Amenities & Activities: Banquet Hall, Satellite TV,  Hot & Cold Water, Laundry service, Travel desk, Yoga & Meditation facilities, etc. Outdoor/indoor activities and nearby tourist attractions.

    Price: Rs.1000 onwards.

  • 08V Resorts

    V Resorts

    V Resorts Ginseng Kaafal Cottage located in the Ranikhet resorts region, is 38 km from the Bhimtal lake. The visitors can enjoy the unsurpassed beauty of Himalayan ranges, smell unspoiled pure air, feel the passing clouds, and get lost in the panoramic beauty of pine, cedar, and oak forests. It is a getaway for both the business and holiday guests in and around Ranikhet.

    The resort offers 6 guestrooms with a view to the mountains and valley outside. 
    The in-house bistro serves authentic local Kumaoni dishes that gourmet’s love to indulge in. Its close proximity to Almora and Nainital, lets you explore these destinations as well.

    Location: Village Bismoria, Majkhali Ranikhet Almora Road, India

    Amenities & Activities: Meeting/Banquet facilities, Garden bar, Night club, Wi-fi, Satellite TV etc. Activities include Golf, Trekking, Yoga, Bird watching, Star-gazing etc.

    Price: Rs 2800 onwards.

  • 09Frozen Wood Resorts

    Frozen Wood Resorts

    An ideal destination for nature and animal lovers, Frozen Wood Resorts is situated in the rustic village of Satkhol in Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand, at an elevation of 7500 ft. One can view the overwhelming spectacle of the gargantuan Himalayan peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchchuli from this resort. Nestled in the exquisite Himalayas in Kumaon Hills, Frozen Wood resorts is a confluence of rural feel and urban amenities.

    Visitors can choose from 9 capacious and lively rooms of different dimensions and designs that suit their tastes. 
    Visitors can expect to be treated to authentic local Kumaoni delicacies or any Indian food with a little Kumaoni touch.

    Location: Village Satkhol, Post Puda, Near Mukteshwar, District Nainital,  Uttarakhand, India

    Amenities & Activities: Hiking & Trekking, Bird Watching, Cycling, Picnic on the ridge, fishing, Nature Walks, Camping, Stargazing, and Indoor games are paid activities provided by the resort. Amenities include Wi-fi, Doctor on Call, laundry service, Parking, satellite TV, Hot & Cold water, and Travel desk.

    Price:
    Starting from Rs. 3500/-

  • 10Holm Farm Heritage Resort

    Holm Farm Heritage Resort
    Image Credit : holmfarmheritage.com

    One of the heritage resorts in Ranikhet5, Holm Farm resort is a blend of charismatic conventional architecture with contemporary facilities. Housed in a 150 yr old regal building, the resort retains most the antiquated holdings, which tell tales of its history. If heritage is its identity, hospitality is its insignia. The unique feature of this resort is its ability to forge relationships with its visitors through its geniality and service. The 13-acre virgin orchid garden presents visual treat to the eyes of the tourists.

    The captivating sunrise and sunset, the indescribable magnificence of snow-clad peaks, rich flora, and rare fauna, and the pristine air leave an everlasting impression on the tourist's mind. 
    The boutique resort offers 13 luxury condominiums of diverse styles that suit the tourists’ budget. The in-house eatery rewards its guests with lip-smacking dishes that satiate the stomach.

    Location: Ranikhet, Dist. Almora, Uttarakhand 263645,  India

    Amenities & Activities: Conference Hall, Cyber café, Library, Satellite TV, Ayurveda, Spa, Yoga, etc. Activities offered by the resort are Nature walks, Bird watching, Pool table, Badminton, Table Tennis, Golf, and Camping.

    Price:
    Rs 2500 onwards.

  • 11The Royal Mountain Resort

    The Royal Mountain Resort, one of the budget resorts in Ranikhet is located very near to Kali ka Temple. Its proximity to several tourist spots and reasonable tariff makes it an ideal getaway for both business travelers and vacationers. Nestled amidst the pine, Oak, and Rhododendron trees, the resort houses 7 spacious rooms with all basic facilities.

    Every room offers a clear view of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountains, verdant valleys, and panoramic sunrises. 
    The resort serves authentic local Kumaoni dishes that leave their guests satiated.

    Location:
    Below Kali Ka Temple, Adjacent Golf Course, Ranikhet, Uttarakhand

    Amenities & Activities:
    Conference room, Business Hall, Photocopy & Scanner, Wi-fi, Doctor on call, Hot & Cold water, Satellite TV, Travel counter, etc. Golf course, War Museum, and Kali ka temple are nearby.

    Price:
     Rs. 4499* onwards (Some sites show tariff in the range of Rs. 1500 -2500 only)

  • 12Mountain View Resort

    Mountain View Resort is one of the mid-segment Ranikhet resorts3 that caters to Business travelers and tourists alike. For the urban dweller engrossed in the relentless professional and personal pursuit and engulfed by the noise & air pollution, the resort offers a chance to relax amidst scenic beauty, unadulterated air, and occasional bird chirpings.

    The resort offers 2 types of accommodation that suits the tourist's purse and preference.

    Location: Almora-Ranikhet-Kosi Road, Ranikhet.

    Amenities & Activities: Wi-fi, Satellite TV, Parking, 24hr. Reception etc.

    Price: Rs. 2600 onwards.

Adventure in Ranikhet

Nature and wildlife in Ranikhet

Attractions

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Chaubatia

Considered as one of the best places to visit in Ranikhet, the ‘Chaubatia Garden’ is known for their exquisite orchards of peaches, apples, plums and apricots. Stationed at a distance of 10 km. from the heart of Ranikhet, these gardens are a pleasant spot for picnics and day outings.

These gardens are also one of the best examples of step farming in the Himalayan region. This orchard comprises more than 200 varieties of fruits and flowers. A research laboratory is also situated within its vicinity. Accompanied with this, the surroundings of this place provides panoramic views of the snow clad mountain peaks of the majestic Himalayas, as well as  a few religious spots like Nanda Devi Temple, Trishul, Nandaghunti, and Nilkanth.

Timings: Opened daily from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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Golf Ground Ranikhet

Upat is a tiny town located in the lap of Garhwal Himalayas, at a distance of 5 km from Ranikhet. The town is popularly known for its 9 holes golf course managed by the Indian army. This Golf Course is also considered to be one of the highest in Asia.

 If you are crazy about golfing, you can definitely try playing a game here. Another major tourist attraction near Upat golf course is the one of the popular places to visit in Ranikhet is the ‘Kalika Temple’, dedicated to Goddess Kali. Situated at a distance of 1 km from Upat, in the town of Kalika, this temple is visited by many tourists coming to Ranikhet.

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Sunset Points

Ranikhet consists of many sunset points that provide view of the snow capped Himalayan Mountains. These points are considered one of the most beautiful places to visit in Ranikhet. The most prominent amongst these include Machkhali located near woodvilla point between Transit Camp and Ganiadeoli. 

Also, on the site located on the road from Jhoola Devi Temple to Bhargaon. Most of the places boasts, mesmerizing beauty of the snow-capped Himalayan range soaked in varied hues of the setting sun, cannot be described in words. If you want to spend a peaceful holiday in the lap of Mother Nature and away from the bustling city, then these are places which are perfect for you.

Timings: Opened daily from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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Majkhali

Situated at a distance of 13 km from Ranikhet, this beautiful sightseeing spot is a must visit. Offering stunning views of Mount Trishul, the spot is ideal for nature lovers.  An action-packed afternoon here will include a lazy picnic, some outdoor games and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. 

Away from the hustle bustle of city noise, you can enjoy melodious sounds of quiet surroundings and the soft chirping of birds. For the more adventurous, there are a number of walking trails around the foothills.

Timings: Opened daily from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM

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Bhalu Dam

Bhaludam, is considered to be one of the best places to visit in Ranikhet. It is a small lake made artificially.  Located at a distance of 3 km just below the Chaubattia Orchard. The lake was built in 1903 by the British Government. The dam site is nourished with natural beauties, panoramic views of the Himalayan Mountains, calmness and scenic surroundings. 

The small but beautiful garden nearby the dam is serene and tranquil. The singing of birds, the cool breeze and snow-capped valleys makes the dam area a perfect holidaying spot for the nature loving tourists all around the world. The dam site is open for tourists all through the year.

Timings: Opened daily from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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Haidakhan Babaji Temple

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Haidakhan Temple is a Hindu temple located in Chilianuala of Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand at a distance of about 4 km from the famed hill station of Ranikhet. It was constructed by Shri Haidakhan Maharaj who is said to be the manifestation (avatar) of Lord Shiva. 

The devotion and the holy location of this beautiful temple attract large number of devotees and tourists from across the globe. One can get a stunning view of the giant Himalayan peaks including Pancha Chooli, Nanda Devi and Trishul Parvat from the vicinity of this temple. All the people visiting this place are embraced equally and is an ideal place for rejuvenating and refreshing you from the regular hustling and bustling of the hectic city life.

Timings: Opened daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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The Jhoola Devi Temple

The Jhoola Devi Temple of Ranikhet is an ancient relic built in the 8th century, located at 7 km from the town. The superior deity of this temple is Goddess Durga and is a believed at this temple, that Jhoola Devi has the powers to fulfil the longings of all her devotees. 

The temple houses a clumps of holy bells tied to its walls that are known for granting wishes on being ringed. According to a mythology, this temple was built to seek Durga’s protection for the wild animals in the place. The statue of Goddess Durga is said to have been unearthed by a shepherd from a particular place after being guided so by the goddess herself in his dream. This temple is made on the same spot from where this idol was obtained.

Timings: Opened daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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Ram Mandir

One of the major tourist attractions in Ranikhet that is located near the Chaubatia Gardens and at a distance of 7 km from the city centre. A small flight of stairs goes to the hilltop where the temple is situated. Rama Mandir has a monastery where students are taught ancient vedas along with Vedic and modern mathematics in direction of Sant Sri Mouni Maharaj. People who have a keen interest in vedas should not miss a chance to visit this temple.

Timings: Opened daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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Binsar Mahadev Temple

Built at a distance of 19 km from Ranikhet, this temple is devoted to Lord Shiva and is considered one most famous places to visit in Ranikhet.  It is believed that lighting a diya on the day of Vaikunth Chaturdeshi in this temple can fulfil the longing of a child. Many pilgrims and childless couples visit the temple during their vacation in Ranikhet. Located in the heart of thick forests of pine and deodars, with fresh water springs flowing in the area, makes this temple a must visit for people seeking solitude.

Timings: Opened daily from 06:00 AM to 07:00 PM.

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Tarikhet village

Tarikhet is small, yet popular hill station situated at distance of 8 km from the town of Ranikhet. This village is a famous as a momentous site during the India’s struggle for independence. It’s most popular attraction is the ‘Gandhi Kutiya’, which is told to be the place where Mahatma Gandhi rested for a long time during the freedom struggle. 

This place is also popular for its small sized huts used during the freedom struggle and the temple of Golu Devta, which is venerated in the Kumaon region. The village is very cold in the winters and remains moderate in summers, and is best enjoyed from March to October.

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